Architecture For Animals

AFA 2017

A Community Collaboration between


It’s that time again!

We are pleased to announce that AFA 2017 will be benefitting the Humane Society of Manatee County (HSMC). The kick off picnic will be 4p-6p on Saturday, April 1st…no fooling!!

Shelter animals often have low selfesteem and fear issues due to abuse and sub-standard conditions that they have been subjected to, where the results are fearing certain situations and objects in which normal domestic pets take for granted, such as crossing through a doorway or going up a couple of steps.

In an effort to help HSMC trainers work with the shelter animals, AFA participants will collaborate in creative design and in construction of interactive stations, which will help the animals conquer fears, build confidence and develop trust in humans, so they will be ready for adoption into their permanent homes.

AFA 2017 will be happening over the course of 8 weeks, with the following key dates:

SAT 4/1 (4p - 6p):

AFA 2017 Kick-off picnic at site:

Humane Society of Manatee County

2515 14th St. West

Bradenton, FL 34205

- Sign up sheets w/ volunteer roles;

- After HSMC’s trainer will review course needs

BBQ, Brews, Veggies

SAT 4/8 (9a – 5p):

Open Studio Design Charette Marathon at HSMC’s meeting room

Humane Society of Manatee County

2515 14th St. West

Bradenton, FL 34205

EVERYONE is welcomed (and encouraged) to attend this fun and interactive day!

We will collaboratively work on design concepts for the interactive stations, using various *CAD programs at several computers.

- Come for breakfast…

- Come for lunch…

- Come for happy hour…

- Stay an hour…or come for the whole day to participate in this creative design process.

Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour / Snacks

*If you are a proponent of certain CAD program(s), this is a great opportunity to share its features with your colleagues! Please contact Lisa Hess at info@aiagulfcoast.org for more information

 

4/17 – 5/31 (6+ WEEKS)

Design details / Construct stations (various locations)

 

THURS 6/1:

Station installation at site:

Humane Society of Manatee County

2515 14th St. West

Bradenton, FL 34205

 

FRI 6/2 (4p - 6p):

Opening Celebration

Humane Society of Manatee County

2515 14th St. West

Bradenton, FL 34205

BBQ, Brews, Veggies

 

Weather you’re an architect, engineer, contractor, vendor, supplier or supporter, please join us as we embark on this meaningful community collaboration...we need your participation!

 

For more information, please contact:

AIA:        Lisa Hess, AIA            info@aiagulfcoast.org

CSI:        Erika Imhoff, CSI        Erika.Imhoff@tlc-eng.com

HSMC:   Rick Yocum, Ex.Dir     rick@humanesocietymanatee.org

 

 

 


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